Wed, Feb 23

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Virtual Training Session

Addressing Loneliness & Social Isolation

THE KEY TO A BETTER LIFE

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Addressing Loneliness & Social Isolation

Time & Location

Feb 23, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST

Virtual Training Session

About the Event

This webinar is part of a SOCIAL CAPITAL SERIES.

You can choose to attend a specific webinar as a stand alone session or can take avantage of the entire 5-part series.

Please note that you must register for each workshop individually if you wish to attend the entire series.

Webinar 1 | Addressing Loneliness & Social Isolation - The Key to a Better Life 

The notions of loneliness and social isolation have been clearly identified as vexing issues in our culture today. We know that when people are rendered isolated, bad things can follow including adverse health issues, unhappiness, depression, challenges with life success, and even shortened life expectancy. We also know that marginalized groups, folks with disabilities, seniors, those in poverty, and other minorities, are at greater risk of being lonely, isolated, or disconnected.

This session will do a deep-dive into understanding social isolation. Not only will we look at the research and data related to this concept, but we will explore strategies, and actions that can be employed in addressing loneliness by having social capital principles work for the people in your community. In an interactive format, we will examine ways and means to building more effective relationships.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Participants will be introduced to recent data and research on isolation/loneliness
  • Ways to explore and measure loneliness will be introduced
  • The construct of social capital will be overviewed
  • Relationship-building strategies to combat social isolation will be examined

ABOUT THE TRAINER 

Al Condeluci initiated his career in human services in 1970, working in a variety of direct support roles.  He was selected as CEO of Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) in 1991 and served in this capacity until his retirement in 2018. He still teaches at the University of Pittsburgh, writes, speaks, and consults both virtually through Zoom and in person on issues related to culture, community, and social capital.

Al lives in McKees Rocks, PA, just outside Pittsburgh, on “Condeluci Hill” with his wife, and other members of the extended Condeluci family.

FORMAT

This online training event will take place via the Zoom platform. Participants will be sent a meeting link the week before the event. Training materials will be sent via email the day before the event.

ANY QUESTIONS?

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